Private Snaefellsnes Tour

Duration:
10-12 hours

Availability:
Jan – Dec

Difficulty:
Easy

Pickup:
Yes

Min. age:
No limit

Region:
West

An incredible collection of diverse landscapes are waiting for you in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Your local guide will take you to the rugged lava fields, jagged coastlines, historical fishing hamlets,  and majestic waterfalls. 

Why you’ll love this tour

  • Explore the most beautiful sights of West Iceland
  • Spot the Snaefellsjökull glacier
  • Discover charming, ancient fishing villages
  • Visit Kirkjufell mountain and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall
  • Explore rugged lava fields, magnificent beaches and stunning rock formations 
  • Many of our guests have told us that this unique day tour is one of the most beautiful experiences of their entire Iceland vacation.

What’s included?

Activities and gear

  • Private guided sightseeing tour

Transportation

  • Private SUV transfer
  • Free 4G WiFi and iPad on the board

Staff & experts

  • English speaking local expert guides and drivers

Meals

  • Meals not included

Highlights

Kirkjufell is one of the filming locations of Game of Thrones

Kirkjufell

Kirkjufell, the most photographed mountain in Iceland. It is a 463 m high mountain on the north coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, near the town of Grundarfjörður. 

Arnarstapi

The beautiful Arnarstapi is an old, charming fishing village with a beautiful shoreline.You can see magnificent basalt columns and rock formations which are home to many seabir colonies.

Hellnar

Hellnar is an ancient fishing village on the  Snæfellsnes peninsula with stunning rock formations at the shore.

Djúpalónssandur

Djupalónssandur is a beautiful pebbled beach, with a series of stunning rock formations. 

Saxhóll crater

Saxhóll is a beautiful volcanic crater that was formed  4000 years ago. It offers great views over endless lava fields, the Snaefellsjökull glacier and the Atlantic Ocean.

View of the Snaefellsjokull glacier

Snaefellsjökull glacier

Snæfellsjökull is a glacier-capped, old stratovolcano found on the tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. This magical jewel was the inspiration behind the classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.

Itinerary

Starting with a pickup at your hotel, you will head to the westernmost tip of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula.

Our first stops will be Arnarstapi and Hellnar, the ancient fishing villages, where the extraordinary rock formations are breathtaking in beauty. After a scenic walk along the beach, we’ll climb back into the vehicle to head towards the black pebble beach of Djúpalónssandur.

If this beautiful beach made out of black pearls were not enough, there are four ancient lifting stones resting on the beach. In the past, these were used by local fishermen to test their strength.

We’ll also visit Saxhóll, a volcanic crater full of rock formations that seem as if they have come from another planet, as well as Ólafsvík, a town where we’ll enjoy a pleasant stroll along the old pier.

The next stop on our tour will be at the most photographed mountain in Iceland: Kirkjufell. This cone-shaped beauty lies on the scenic fjord of Grundarfjörður, which also happens to be one of the peninsula’s most picturesque fjords.

The true reason behind our visit to the peninsula is to see the magnificent Snæfellsjökull glacier. This magical jewel was the inspiration behind the classic novel Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.

Please note that this itinerary is subject to both the weather and the road conditions. If you choose to book the tour in winter, there are very limited daylight hours in Iceland, so some of the sights will have to be visited in dusk, darkness, or skipped altogether. While we’ll try our best to avoid such occurrences, please be understanding if we are forced to make any alterations to the itinerary.

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Important notes

The following is important information applicable to our private tours. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

Operation:
This tour is operated by Activity Iceland.

Booking:
Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply your message as soon as possible.

Prices:
All prices are per vehicle. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:
Since the weather is unpredictable, always bring comfortable outdoor clothes, warm layers, with waterproof and windproof outer-layers. Jeans are not suitable clothing; waterproof jacket and shoes and a warm sweater are highly recommended. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring some snack or packed lunch. Bring your personal daily medications if required.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

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230.000 ISK
All prices are per vehicle.

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